Trading stock market volatility is not for the faint of heart. And if you're a volatility trader, you've either personally experienced or are at least aware of the performance discrepancies between the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index …
In its original form, the VIX was constructed by using a weighted average of the implied volatility of the at-the-money and near-the-money options on the S&P 100 index. Measuring Stock Market Volatility:Measuring the S&P 500 on the VIX …
Contrary to what most people think, the VIX doesn't measure actual stock market volatility. Instead, it tracks the trading in options on the S&P 500 to indicate how investors expect the market to move over the next 30 days. In this case, as …
But what is it? Technically, the Vix is a measure of the expected amount of gyration in stock prices on the S&P 500 over the next month. A low level indicates investors don't expect prices to fluctuate that much - a spike implies choppy …
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Because the VIX moves inversely to the stock market. Note the current level of the VIX ... it is pretty close to the support line. If it can fall below that level at the close today, it will have a shot of breaking its up trending.
As I noted last week, index volatility shot up way faster than individual stock volatility, implicitly a bet on increased correlation going forward. The correlation I refer to here is individual stocks moving in lockstep with each other. Don …
The VIX, which measures projected stock market volatility embedded in near-term Standard & Poor's .SPX index options, is now above an 18 reading for the first time since March 14. The indicator typically runs counter to the S&P …
Can this stock market bounce stretch to back-to-back days? Early action pointed to U.S. stock gains, which would build on a late-day Wednesday rally that slammed the brakes on a six-day skid. Today's inspiration? China's Shanghai …
"But I do see that there was a spike on the chart up to 21.26. It looks a little suspicious." The VIX is a 30-day risk forecast of stock market volatility that is calculated by using a strip of S&P 500 index option bid-ask quotes. The VIX generally …
Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles covering market sentiment measures. Are you one of those investors who are glued to CNBC first thing in the morning? Always wondering what's trending in the world of finance? There are times in …